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I am trying to get data from a flat file created by a flow over to a box outside of the 'IBI enterprise'. With this in mind, I am not sure how to do this. Should I ftp the file via a stored procedure or should I use FILEDEF to define the intended target? If neither, what should be used to accomplish this?
The box that is to house the flat file is on the company's network, but it is just not used for any data warehouse/reporting functionality.
I have some fexes where I FTP a dump file to a FTP server. I put code in the fex to do this:
FILEDEF CHFTP DISK PUT.FTP -RUN -WRITE CHFTP open FTP_servername -WRITE CHFTP username -WRITE CHFTP password -WRITE CHFTP bin -WRITE CHFTP cd /home/directtv/outbox -WRITE CHFTP put &FTPDISC -WRITE CHFTP close -WRITE CHFTP quit -RUN
DOS ftp -i -s:PUT.FTP -RUN
In all of my cases, I save a copy of the report to our WebFOCUS server and FTP a copy for the client. The only downside to this is that the username and password is in the fex. We have not had any issues with this (very few people can get on the server). Another thing you could do is schedule something in ReportCaster -you can set up FTP there and the password isn't shown.
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